Attention Student Space Science Enthusiasts

Rachel Barry, the Science Communication Strategist at ISS Research, posted this announcement on Facebook yesterday:

In celebration of 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station, STEM on Station will fund five payloads to the station, including return, through the Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS). Teams of collegiate students will propose experiments related to bacteria resistance or sustainability research, topics critical not only to the space station, but also to future exploration through the Artemis program.

There’s a webinar on Thursday, Sept. 3 for more information. See here for full details, and share with college students/professors who may be interested in conducting research in microgravity!


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